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Verbal cues help in improving kids reading skills
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) Verbal instructions do prompt the brain into improving a kid's reading skills, says a new study.

Friday, December 11, 2009 3:40:28 PM

California to get its first openly gay speaker
San Francisco, Dec 11 (DPA) California is to get its first openly gay speaker of the assembly after John Perez, a Latino Democrat from Los Angeles, was chosen by fellow legislators for the position.

Friday, December 11, 2009 1:16:20 PM

Hourly employees happier than salaried
Toronto, Dec 11 (IANS) People paid by the hour tend to be happier than their salaried counterparts, says a new study.

Friday, December 11, 2009 12:14:56 PM

World Bank provides $405 mn for Andhra Pradesh
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) The World Bank has approved two projects worth $405 million designed to promote environment friendly modes of urban transport and to improve management and delivery of services in urban areas in Andhra Pradesh.

Friday, December 11, 2009 12:07:40 PM

US unsure over Indian request for Headley extradition
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) The US considers it 'premature' to say how it would respond to India's request for the extradition of Pakistani-American terror suspect David Coleman Headley, charged with scouting targets in Mumbai for the 26/11 terror attack.

Friday, December 11, 2009 11:32:10 AM

Dubai film fest's Canadian founder sidelined
Toronto, Dec 11 (IANS) The legal battle over the control of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is getting uglier, with the sidelined Canadian founder of the mega-show vowing to 'right this wrong'.

Friday, December 11, 2009 11:26:43 AM

Appearance tells all about personality traits
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) A stranger's personality traits can be gauged by looking at his photos, says a news study.

Friday, December 11, 2009 11:17:49 AM

White House gatecrashers Patek Philippe watch was fake
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) An American socialite couple, who gatecrashed President Barack Obama's state dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tried to pay their way out of a debt with a watch that has turned out to be fake.

Friday, December 11, 2009 10:52:55 AM

'Arrested Americans had contacted jihadist groups in Pakistan'
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) The five Americans arrested in Pakistan had contacted radical jihadist organisations, including two terrorist groups with links to the Al Qaeda, say US media reports citing Pakistani officials.

Friday, December 11, 2009 10:36:53 AM

US rules out mediation on Kashmir
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) Ruling out a mediatory role in Kashmir, the United States has said that while it understood the importance of the issue to both India and Pakistan, it was ultimately between the two nations to resolve.

Friday, December 11, 2009 8:57:19 AM

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